Seewoo Foods History

History

When Seewoo Foods opened the first Oriental food shop in London, we had no idea that we would be pioneering the Oriental food trend in the UK for the next 40 years.

SeeWoo Foods is a proper rags to riches story. The brothers came to the UK from Hong Kong in the 1960’s and started their careers working in restaurants. Today SeeWooFoods is one of the largest suppliers of Oriental foods in the UK with its 2 retail stores, wholesale sales operation and restaurants.

SeeWoo Timeline

1969

The 3 brothers opened The Lantern House, their legendary restaurant in North London, a favourite celebrity haunt.

1975

The 3 brothers founded SeeWoo Foods Ltd.

1977

The brothers opened their first warehouse from a lock-up in Bermondsey to supply the local Chinese restaurant trade.

1980

Another move, to accommodate the success of the growing business, this time to a 26,000 sq ft warehouse in Alperton.

1993

SeeWoo opened its first cash & carry in Greenwich, the first of its kind, housing live seafood tanks and an impressive fresh fish/ seafood counter.

2005

Tony moved to an impressive new 100,000 sq ft HQ in Park Royal, London.

2006

The brothers opened a vast superstore in Glasgow to service customers in the North of England and Ireland with the largest live seafood section in Scotland.

2007

SeeWoo Restaurant opened, a 500 seater Oriental seafood restaurant. SeeWoo Restaurant was awarded Best Oriental Restaurant in Scotland in 2010 by The Scotsman newspaper.

2016

SeeWoo Foods enters Pearl River Bridge YummyTo Soya Sauce in the Great Taste Awards and wins one star.

2017

SeeWoo Foods enters Pearl River Bridge Light Soya Sauce in the Great Taste Awards and wins one star.

2019

SeeWoo Foods enters Pearl River Bridge Top Grade Oyster Sauce and Gluten Free Reduced Salt Light Soy Sauce in the Great Taste Awards and wins one star.

2020

Retail website SeeWoo Express www.seewooexpress.co.uk launched.